Video: How to Use the Alere Filariasis Test Strip
This training video demonstrates how to use the Alere Filariasis Test Strip (FTS), a diagnostic test for detecting antigens present in the blood of people with lymphatic filariasis. With funding from the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation (BMGF) in collaboration with many partners – including RTI, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and several ministries of health in the African Region and Southeast Asia – the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center facilitated research that led to the validation of FTS. The diagnostic was endorsed in 2015 by WHO’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Group as a diagnostic tool for W. bancrofti antigen for use in the Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, so that national programs may replace the immunochromatography test (ICT) with FTS in mapping, evaluation and transmission assessment surveys (TAS).
The video, developed by ENVISION, CDC, and USAID, is available on YouTube in English, French, Portuguese and Bahasa and can be downloaded in both high and low resolution by clicking on the links below.